September 10, 2012 by Ish
Before today, I’d never read nor even heard of the blog UnWinona, until today when one story of hers starting making the rounds in the gun-nut half of the blog-o-sphere. Winona, which I presume is the blogger’s name, has a light-hearted blog mostly filled with comic book references and Doctor Who jokes… so, naturally, I like her already. But she shares this disturbing story about riding the subway in Los Angeles, which I could not stop reading:
I’m frozen in place, trying to plan what I’m going to do if he decides to take all this rage directly to me. I’m ready to kick him, scream, make enough noise that he panics and flees.
At this point he’s punching the walls and doors of the train, screaming at me. He stares me full in the face and screams
SUCK MY DICK, BITCH
YOU STUPID BITCH
YOU GODDAMN HO
IF I HAD A GUN I’D SHOOT YOU
I WOULD FUCKING KILL YOU BITCH
This is why I will never, ever understand the arguments in favor of gun control. Thankfully, nothing came of this encounter other than the threat of violence… but, there is no way a reasonable person could deny that this easily could have turned ugly.
How often do we read headlines like “woman abducted from her office” or “search continues for jogger missing since Sunday”. It happens to men, too, but women tend to be picked out by criminals with no provocation of their own. I don’t know about you, but I think it is well past time that the goblins of our society stopped thinking of women as “easy prey”? Self defense is a human right.